Versatility For Success!!by: Capt. John Ford
Unlike most I'm blessed with the opportunity to be on the water almost everyday. Even when not guiding I'm searching out new holding areas and keeping up with the constant changing conditions. One way that has helped me do this efficiently is plugging. You can cover more water in shorter amounts of time helping you FIND more fish holding areas. Here are some things you should do:
2. Cut the treble hooks off plugs (husky jerk baits, jumping minnows are some of my favorites) and replace them with single hooks. This will not only make releasing fish easier but will also make them semi-weedless.
3. Use QUALITY line- 14lb test is perfect and nice to cast but you better make sure its "good" line because plugs are expensive.
4. Methodically work an area- most fish won't move very far to eat so take your time and remember the places that hold fish.
Have fun and "Dream Big Fish"
Capt John Ford
Portland Guide Service
Captain John Ford runs Portland Guide Service. Fishing Casco Bay, Maine for trophy Striped Bass with Fly and Light tackle. You can reach him at (207) 471-5858
Added: Fri Apr 11 2008
Last Modified: Fri May 15 2009